The recently reported metallation/transmetallation route for the synthesis of CCC-bis(NHC) pincer ligand architectures was extended to 1,3-bis(3′- (trimethylsilylmethyl)-benzimidizol-1′-yl)benzene. The precursor was metallated with Zr(NMe2)4 and transmetallated to Pt using [Pt(COD)Cl2]. This Pt complex was found to resist photobleaching under UV irradiation in ambient conditions. Density functional theory (DFT) computations were used to generate the emission spectrum of the complex and reveal that this spectrum is the result of a transition from the triplet excited state (T1) to the ground state (S0). The Pt complex's molecular structure was determined by X-ray crystallography. The UV-vis absorption and emission spectra in solution and the solid-state emission spectra are reported. The solid-state photostability data and the radiative lifetime is also reported.
|Number of pages||7|
|State||Published - Jun 28 2013|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Inorganic Chemistry